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Recent Posts by Elizabeth Merritt

Tales from Campus: how a collections-based seminar went virtual

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
All museums have had their worlds turned upside-down in the past year, but college and university museums and galleries face a specific set of challenges. According to the Chronicle of …

“Decolonizing is Literally Unsettling”: Repatriation of Nonprofit Land and Assets

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
On July 16, 2020, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) and the Yale Union (YU) announced that YU would transfer its land and building in Portland, Oregon, to NACF. The historic …

“My Primary School is at the Museum…During the Pandemic”

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
One challenge facing communities around the globe is providing safe spaces where children can continue their education as normally as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, …

Open Source Solidarity: Starting a Mutual Aid Fund at Your Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Earlier this month, I wrote about the role self-organized mutual aid groups are playing in our nation’s response to the financial damage inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today on the …

Mutual Aid in a Time of Crisis

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
The upheavals of 2020 are drawing more attention to a venerable form of community self-help: mutual aid societies. These self-organized support groups arose in the eighteenth century as a …

Chris Newell: First Wabanaki Leader of the Abbe Museum

Category: Center for the Future Of Museums Blog
Ian Elsner describes Museum Archipelago (@museum_go on Twitter) as “a tiny podcast guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums.” As a devoted follower of the podcast, I was delighted …

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